Xerox develops new printable circuitry ink technology
When Bre Pettis was recently interviewed about MakerBot on the FLOSS Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte half jokingly suggested that it won’t be long before individuals will be able to ‘print’ their own iPhones at home. That day may be sooner than any of us imagine.
Scientists at the Xerox Research center in Toronto, Canada have developed a new printable conductive ink technology. The Xerox ink breakthrough, which they refer to as a ‘silver bullet’, enables the creation of electronic circuits at low temperatures on flexible substrates, including plastic, and expected to see wide adoption in eBooks and eNewspapers, wearable electronics, flexible signs, solar cells, RFID tags, and other applications.